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April 07, 2011

Ed. Dept. Proposes New Student Data Privacy Rules

In a continuing push to clarify student data privacy rules for researchers and education officials alike, the Education Department today named its first chief privacy officer and proposed several changes to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

November 01, 2010

Advisory Board Approves New IES Research Priorities

The National Board for Education Sciences this afternoon unanimously approved new research priorities for the federal education department's research arm which are intended to make education studies more relevant to educators and help practitioners become more involved in developing and using research.

October 28, 2010

Scholars Call for More Nuanced Graduation Measures

As states and districts prepare to report new common longitudinal graduation rates this year, national graduation rate researchers argue educators should go beyond the basic data.

October 01, 2010

What Does 'Career-Ready' Mean, Anyway?

The Departments of Education and Labor are trying to flesh out what it means to be "college and career ready" in 750 different jobs. A new proposed employment-education matrix will lay out the typical education degrees, work experience, state licensing or certification and on-the-job training needed to be considered competent (and thus employable) in different jobs.

September 17, 2010

Better Education Attainment Saves Lives

Each additional year of schooling that a country's women attain cuts by nearly 10 percent the children who will die before age 5, according to a new study.

September 15, 2010

Common Data Standards Released

The Common Data Standards Initiative's Technical Working Group has released its first version of voluntary common data standards, intended to make it easier to compare and exchange information across districts and states.

September 07, 2010

OECD Issues New Report on Educating the U.S. and the World

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its Education at a Glance 2010.

September 03, 2010

NCES Switches Out Adult Education Study

The National Center on Education Statistics has tabled its primary study of adult literacy in favor of a smaller, more targeted international assessment intended to gauge Americans' skills in a technologically advanced workplace.

September 02, 2010

Education Sciences Board Faces Awkward Transition

The National Board for Education Sciences has announced its next meeting, Sept. 29. Now it has to hope members will be confirmed in time to show up.

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